With its weatherboarded exterior and majestic sailboat above the door The Boathouse is a lovely waterside pub in the middle of Nene Country Park. Sat placidly beside a tributary of the River Nene yet just a mile west of Peterborough city centre it has a decidedly tranquil ambience. And with everything from woodland trails arable fields riverside walks a 17th-century mansion a sculpture park and even a steam railway on its doorstep The Boathouse is justifiable popular with both locals and visitors alike.A gateway to the 2500 acre Nene Country Park The Boathouse offers easy access to both the cycling trails and pathways along the River Nene. On late summer evenings the shaded patio area hums with the chatter of people enjoying a pint of foaming cask ale as the sun sets over the old rowing course. By day it’s not unusual to spot a prettily painted narrowboat gliding through the gentle waters towards The Wash in East Anglia lending the space a bucolic atmosphere all of its own.